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Forum: Canada
Nov 8th 2016, 4:16 am
Replies: 140
Views: 9,812
Posted By Higgy

Re: Vancouver - what a dump (if TV drama is to be believed)

I have lived here for 11 years now, Glasgow born and still have family living there. I cant wait to get back here when i go back for visits. I miss family and thats about it.
I live in Maple Ridge...
Forum: Canada
Dec 30th 2006, 5:09 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 5,879
Posted By Higgy

Re: How much to live, cost breakdown.

Hi there

Haven't got time to read through 4 pages of replies so someones maybe already said this. We had no dillusions about the cost of living in Canada as we had been here on holiday many times...
Forum: Canada
Dec 30th 2006, 4:37 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By Higgy

Re: health cover in BC

Hi there

The Canadasure website has been under construction since July when I tried to get insurance for my son who was coming over to join us ( I also only had a few days notice). I e mailed...
Forum: Canada
Sep 28th 2006, 8:39 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,556
Posted By Higgy

Re: Endownments - what did you do with yours ?

Don't know if anyone has mentioned this 'cos I just scrolled to the end as I'm on my lunch hour. We cashed in our endowmwent before we left the UK and we got a good settlement from the company. ...
Forum: Canada
Jun 3rd 2006, 2:19 am
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By Higgy

Re: Dodgy doggy travellers

We shipped over our two springer spaniels last November. Altogether with the three hour flight delay and the time it took us to get through immigration at Vancouver, our dogs were in their crates...
Forum: Canada
Jun 3rd 2006, 2:10 am
Replies: 52
Views: 3,435
Posted By Higgy

Re: Air Transat for Dogs

Definately agree you should get everything in writing. We flew our two dogs last november with BA. We were quoted £90 each dog and we had to pay that at Glasgow airport. When we got to the airport...
Forum: Canada
Jun 3rd 2006, 2:01 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,716
Posted By Higgy

Re: For those looking for work in Canada

Check out our time line. Shadi Norman got us into Canada in only a few months and i know of others who she got here in only 8 weeks. We would have been here even sooner but we had to sell the house.
Forum: Canada
Jun 3rd 2006, 1:53 am
Replies: 43
Views: 1,986
Posted By Higgy

Re: When asked where are you from, what do you reply?

people are only usually asking 'where are you from?' cos they want to know where your accent is from. I get asked nearly every day and I say 'Scotland originally but I'm from here now.' I also...
Forum: Canada
May 27th 2006, 1:19 am
Replies: 57
Views: 2,573
Posted By Higgy

Re: I didn't realise that....

yes, if you drive down near gas town you can see them taking drugs in doorways. Even out here in the burbs it's bad. I saw a group of people taking drugs next to the car park at Home Hardware.
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Forum: Canada
May 26th 2006, 9:28 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 2,573
Posted By Higgy

Re: I didn't realise that....

Yes we do have Real Canadian Superstore here in BC. Extra Foods is also the same company. Coast Capital also offer free banking. Their commercials on TV are quite funny. The customers start...
Forum: Canada
May 26th 2006, 1:14 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By Higgy

Re: Why can't I see what you see?

I agree with you all. One of the main reasons we decided to move to Canada was for a change. We still have to go out to work and pay the bills, do housework, shopping etc but we could do something...
Forum: Canada
May 26th 2006, 12:45 am
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By Higgy

Radio in Canada

Hello Everyone

I haven't visited the site in ages as we are too busy enjoying our new life in Beautiful BC. I was just sitting with a cuppa listening to Steve Wright on Radio 2. One of my one...
Mar 16th 2006, 6:16 am
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Higgy

Re: Passports from London

Thanks Tinpusher. I'll wait and see if ours come back in the next week or so and I'll see if I can get a last minute booking for my son. If we can't, it's only a few months till he finishes college...
Mar 16th 2006, 2:30 am
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Higgy

Passports from London

Has anybody sent their passports from Canada to the High Commission in London recently? I was just wondering how long ours were going to take to come back. We sent them away at the end of February....
Forum: Canada
Mar 14th 2006, 5:00 am
Replies: 38
Views: 1,733
Posted By Higgy

Re: flying out dogs

We flew our 2 Springer Spaniels from Glasgow to Vancouver last November with British Airways. It was £90 for each dog. We were charged an extra £200 for the transfer between flights at Heathrow,...
Forum: Canada
Mar 11th 2006, 7:41 am
Replies: 13
Views: 5,578
Posted By Higgy

Re: BC Driving Test

I was also scared stiff about sitting my test. I don't know why, I've been driving for over 20 years in the UK. I think it had a lot to do with the 3 month time limit, that puts pressure on you to...
Forum: Canada
Feb 28th 2006, 6:07 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 4,948
Posted By Higgy

Re: knickers!

Exactly! I have looked at some of the George range in Walmart and it bears no resemblance whatsoever to the George at Asda. The quality of George in the UK is so good that it is in womens magazines...
Forum: Canada
Feb 26th 2006, 2:50 am
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By Higgy

Re: Qustion for those ship stuff from oversea

See what I mean about different people having different experiences! I can only speak from a landing in Vancouver point of view. I had many sleepless nights worrying about our Goods to Follow...
Forum: Canada
Feb 26th 2006, 2:04 am
Replies: 101
Views: 4,948
Posted By Higgy

Re: knickers!

Just been having a laugh at some of the comments. Obviously the guys out there don't appreciate the importance of good comfortable ladies underwear. I never bought my undies in M & S, I actually...
Forum: Canada
Feb 26th 2006, 1:39 am
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By Higgy

Re: Qustion for those ship stuff from oversea

When we arrived in Vancouver last November we never had to show any Goods to Follow forms at the airport. When our goods arrived a few weeks later we had to take the shipping companys inventory to...
Feb 18th 2006, 11:28 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By Higgy

Re: Passport Request Question

Thanks for your advice Jim. We'll have to wait until our son, who is still at college in Scotland, sends us over some photos as the passports all have to be sent away together. I remembered to...
Feb 18th 2006, 7:54 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By Higgy

Passport Request Question

We have finally had our passport requests after having had our medicals in Scotland in November. We have been in Canada since the end of November on Work Permits and have written to change our...
Forum: Canada
Jan 24th 2006, 12:19 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,823
Posted By Higgy

Re: Experience of Job Hunting in Canada

Hi Rich

I also enjoyed everything you wrote and thought I would share my experience. Like you say I was very nervous about applying for jobs and not feeling at all confident. I sat and wrote...
Dec 31st 2005, 11:27 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By Higgy

Re: packing

We were also told of worse case scenario where whole containers are thrown overboard in rough seas. Basically, as most of our possesions were irreplacable even with insurance money, we were advised...
Dec 29th 2005, 6:36 am
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By Higgy

Re: packing

Hi there

This is our first time back on expats site after arriving in Canada 4 weeks ago. Been too busy setting up house. Hello to everyone.

We used a local company in Scotland to ship our...
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